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This is a projected forecast for the general Fedora budget for the remainder of FY13.

General Information

Notes on Quarters and Fiscal Years

Fedora's fiscal year is split into four quarters, which run from:

  • March 1 - May 31 (Q1)
  • June 1 - August 31 (Q2)
  • September 1 - November 30 (Q3)
  • December 1 - February 28 (Q4)

The current fiscal year for Red Hat is FY13, and thus for ease of things we also refer to this as FY13 in Fedora. FY13 started in March 2012, and will end in February 2013.

"Buckets" of budget

PLEASE NOTE: We have governance in place for how "premier Fedora events" and "regional support" funds are spent in a community-collaborative way. The "discretionary funds" had in the past been allocated at the discretion of the Community Architecture team, who chose to make that line item of its larger budget transparent because most discretionary spending ends up being on Fedora. Because the new OSAS group will have significantly larger scope, the way the discretionary bucket is handled may change, but the items previously paid for within that budget will likely still be paid for out of a similarly named bucket, but may have more of a fixed amount that is strictly dedicated to Fedora.

Historically, Fedora budget has been divided up into three "buckets":

Premier Fedora Events

Premier Fedora Eventsare events that are all about Fedora. FUDCons and FADs are the events that make up this portion of the budget.

Regional Support

Regional support has traditionally referred to the money that was managed by FAmSCo and Regional Ambassadors to provide support for events, travel, media, swag, hardware for event boxes, etc.

Discretionary Budget

The "discretionary funds" part of the Fedora Budget has traditionally been used for the following purposes:

  • Payment of yearly LWN subscription for use by Fedora Community members
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) bills
  • Other items (travel, etc.) at the discretion of Community Architecture (and now, possibly OSAS and/or FPL)

Budget in FY12

In FY12, the following amounts were allocated to the aforementioned buckets:

  • Premier Fedora Events: $90,000
  • Regional Support: $80,000
  • Discretionary Funds: $15,000

The final numbers posted for FY12 are can be seen here. Unfortunately, there is no transparency AT THIS TIME as to how / where money was spent after late July, 2011.

Budget through Q1 FY13

Budget for FY13 for Q1

The official wrapup of finances as they were transferred from Community Architecture to OSAS ended at the end of Q1. The report out from CommArch stated that Fedora had utilized ~$34k ($33,900) through Q1.

The only unknown at this point is whether or not the Community Credit Cards that ended in May or June were booked into Q1 or not. Finance is currently investigating whether or not these were built into the final Q1 number or not.

Purchase orders for the F17 media, because they were booked against the Community Architecture cost center during the course of Q1, are (according to Robyn's information) included in this Q1 total figure, regardless or whether or not that PO has been fully paid out at this point.

Unfortunately, as with the latter half of FY12, there is no detail available at this time regarding what this money was spent on. I do know that it includes spending from regional support, premier fedora events, and discretionary spending buckets.